TTD plans to perform quarterly Srivari Metlotsavam along with Dhanurmasa rituals from 8-10 January 2018, says Sri PR Ananda theerthacharya, OSD of Dasa sahitya project.
The three day metrlotsavam festival will commence from the Sri Govindaraja temple, near Tirupati railway station.
As part of the festival on first two days bhajan mandals will perform Suprabathan, dhayanam, and group bhajan programs from 5.00am to 7am. The bhajan mandals from AP, Karnataka, Telangana and Maharashtra will perform sankeertans from 8.30am to 12.00 noon. Dharmic discourses will be performed from 3.00pm to 6.00pm and finally bhakti sangeet and cultural events in the evening up to 8.00pm.
On Jan 8th evening the Metlotsavam shobha yatra from Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple up to the third choultry. At the Alipiri padala mandapam on Jan 10 the Mantralayam Sri Raghavendra swami matham pontiffs Sri Subudendra theertha swamiji and other officials will perform the Metlotsavam. Later on thousands of devotees will climb the Tirumala from Alipiri mandapam singing bhajans.
Metlotsavam program was concieved by Dasa Sahitya project in memory and tribute to prominent dasas like Purandara dasa, Sri Vyasaraja theertha and saint poet Sri Annamacharya and also Vijayanagara emperor Sri Krishnadevaraya who had cametoThirumala on foot.